ACROSS MY DESK: Dynamic Redesign
Leading Family History Web Site Enhances Organization and Community Connections
PROVO, Utah, Sept. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Family history
enthusiasts will soon experience the many enhancements MyFamily.com, Inc. has
made to its leading family history web site, Ancestry.com. Ancestry members who
subscribe to the world's largest collection of historical records -- more
than three billion names and thousands of searchable databases -- can anticipate
that they will find it easier to keep track of recent research activities, get
helpful tips and instruction, organize discoveries in OneWorldTree(SM), and
connect to an expanded worldwide community of people researching their family
"Ancestry's product development and marketing teams spent more than 18 months
personally visiting with and surveying Ancestry members to identify their family
history research priorities," said David Moon, chairman and CEO of MyFamily.com,
Inc. "Following on those visits, we created innovative new and enhanced web site
features to address members' priorities and make their research more effective
Some of the enhancements and new features will include:
* A Recent Activity section on the Ancestry home page will allow members to
easily pick up where they last left off their research.
* Enhanced integration between searching records and saving results will allow
faster documentation and organization of discoveries.
* Improved contextual search tips will make it
easier to track down hard-to-find ancestors.
* New tutorials will help guide members and help them make the most of Ancestry.
* Connecting with other people researching their family stories in Ancestry's
new Community section will be more straightforward.
Members will be able to share information and ask questions by using a variety
of community tools, message boards and a member directory.
* A new worldwide Ancestry connection service,
together with member profiles, means it will be easier and faster to connect
with people who have similar research interests.
"The site definitely has a new look and feel, but the ability to connect more
easily with those wanting to research the same family lines offers a tremendous
benefit to users," said Suzanne Russo Adams, manager of MyFamily.com, Inc.'s
Professional Services Desk. "Another notable new feature is the 'shoebox', which
allows you to save images and records and come back to them later for review."
Look for Ancestry's new features, which are expected to be launched fall of
2005, at http://www.ancestry.com/
About MyFamily.com, Inc.
MyFamily.com, Inc. is the leading online network connecting families, present
and past. MyFamily's tools, content and community empower individuals to find
the people most important to them -- and discover and share their unique family
stories. The MyFamily network includes MyFamily.com, Ancestry.com, Genealogy.com
and RootsWeb.com. MyFamily also publishes Family Tree MakerR, the #1 selling
family tree software, Ancestry Magazine, Genealogical Computing Magazine, over
50 book titles and numerous databases on CD-ROM. For more information on
MyFamily.com, Inc., visit
SOURCE: MyFamily.com, Inc.
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